Lands Technician


JOB TITLE: Lands Technician

UPDATED: May 2019

REPORTS TO: Director of Administration

DEPARTMENT: Administration

JOB LOCATION: Hoonah, Alaska


STATUS: Non-Exempt


Responsible for monitoring Huna Totem Corporation (HTC) and Sealaska Corporation (SC) lands surrounding the community of Hoonah.


  • Position will monitor, report, and make recommendations regarding management and use of the forests, including road maintenance needs, illegal use, insect/disease indications, invasive species, fire prevention, road closures, signage, bridge and culvert conditions/maintenance, hunting and trapping activity.
  • While the primary focus are lands accessible by the Hoonah road system, travel to non-road accessible areas may be required at times.
  • Position will be asked to occasionally represent HTC and SC at meetings involving land use in and around Hoonah.
  • When appropriate, position will be responsible for identifying and immediately reporting any illegal activities to the Hoonah Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, or the Department of Fish & Game as appropriate.

This position will be funded by HTC and Sealaska but will have its work plan developed in conjunction with the Hoonah Native Forest Partnership.


  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.
  • Effective time management.
  • Sound judgement and initiative.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Empathy for environmental issues and desire to enhance the natural environment.
  • A reasonable level of fitness.


The incumbent shall be required to reside in Hoonah, AK during seasonal employment.Travel to non-road accessible areas may be required at times.


This job will generally operate in the field and may perform duties in unfavorable weather conditions and remote areas.Be willing to travel in small aircraft.Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and walk up to 2 miles.May occasionally be required to work outside of normal hours.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Possess a valid drivers’ license and clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a drug screening
  • Willingness to travel in small aircraft
  • Basic understanding of map reading and GPS function
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and walk up to 2 miles


The ideal candidate will have a two-year natural resource-related degree or similar training, including basic GIS.

On the job training may be available for interested and motivated candidates.

To apply please submit a Huna Totem Corporation application by June 21, 2019. An application can be downloaded from our website at:,or call Shareholder Services to request an application. Please submit it to 

Native Preference under P.L. 93-638.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change as needs evolve.